Writing and Media

Below is a non-exhaustive list of my writing, covering journalistic reporting, public philosophy and theology essays, and some odds and ends. In particular, I like to write about religion, socialism, and the arts. If you want me to write for your publication, send me an email at ddettloff@icscanada.edu!

Selected Work

America Magazine: The Jesuit Review

“Two 2019 strike anniversaries recall Christian role in Canada’s labor movement”
// December 24, 2019

“How a ‘green’ church in Toronto teaches theology through design”
//August 23, 2019

“The Catholic Case for Communism” [Feature]
// July 23, 2019

“The radical Benedictine sister who fought for Catalan independence”
//July 11, 2019

“An Irish monk breathes new life into liturgical art in Toronto”
//June 12, 2018

“Why indigenous people are crashing Canada’s 150th birthday party”
// August 3, 2017

The Bias

“Liberation Spirituality for a Global Pandemic”
// May 2020

Geez Magazine

“Inside, Outside, All on the Same Side! A Conversation with Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee”
// Spring 2020

“The Apocalypse of COVID-19”
// March 20, 2020

Broadview Magazine

“It’s time for Christians to throw in with the working class”
// February 13, 2020

Commonweal Magazine

“May Day Saint: The Radical Ministry of Fr. Thomas Hagerty”
// May 1, 2019

“St. Bernadette’s Blockhouse”
// January 20, 2019

Sojourners

“The Socialist Catholic Sister”
// November 19, 2018

People’s Voice

“Church joins growing chorus calling for end to sanctions”
// June 12, 2020

Personal Writing

“Blindspots on the ‘Christian Left’ Beat”
// May 24, 2019

“Re-Branding American Politics”
// April 21, 2016

“Liberal Cynicism Is Crap — You Should Know It Is, and You Should Say It Is.”
// May 27, 2016

Around the Web

“Christmas Eve: Liberating Christmas from Capitalism”
// Radvent, December 24, 2019

“Seeing Through a Bubble Darkly”
// An und für sich, Symposium: Neoliberalism’s Demons by Adam Kotsko, February 11, 2019

“Three Ways Helmut Gollwitzer Can Help Christians in the US Think About Socialism”
// Theology Corner, Symposium: Our God Loves Justice by Travis McMaken, September 17, 2018

A Religious Left Means Sabotaging Oil Pipelines, Not Voting For Democrats
// Tikkun Magazine, September 12, 2017

“Violence On All Sides”
// Ground Motive, November 20, 2017

“Our Digital Ecology”
// World Association for Christian Communication, February 18, 2017

“The Spiritual Challenge of a Trump Presidency”
// Ground Motive, November 10, 2016

“A Reformational Eco-Socialism?”
// Ground Motive, August 11, 2016

“Laudato Si’, Fracking, and Air Conditioning”
// Ground Motive, June 26, 2015

“Navigating the Crisis of Movement: Rupture, Repetition, and New Life
// The Other Journal, October 8, 2015

Podcast Appearances

“Communism for Christians”
// Faith and Capital, March, 2020

“A Catholic Case for Communism”
// Owls at Dawn, November, 2019

“Arcane Book Club of Horror – Vampyrotheutis Infernalis”
// Horror Vanguard, August, 2019

“Christian Leftist Roundtable”
// A Different Lens, May, 2018

“Christian Socialism: The Fusion of Faith and Revolution”
// Revolutionary Left Radio, September, 2017